I love the British sci-fi series 'Dr Who'... also films, movie monsters and statues of film characters, film collectables and so on...some love golf...others flower arranging etc.
Now I've heard it said that loves like these are shadows, echoes or reflections of God and that, through seeing Him, our ultimate want in EVERYTHING desirable will be complete.
Before anyone tells me, I don't mean that this means we should worship our enjoyments AS God (nor should we allow such things to cause ill- drink may be good but too much equals drunkenness (as an example)).
Is this idea correct? Are our joys 'sunbeams' to God's 'Sun'? Or is the experience of God (Beatification) completely other to ANYTHING here, not just by degree of satifaction in relation to Him but also 'type' experience?
Before this sends anyones alarm bells ringing, I'm not asking for an opinion, merely what the Church tends to think as regards this question; "it doesn't" or "it depends from person to person WHAT is believed as regards this" are perfectly good answers.